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Does @resource/@href complete hanging rels? (was Rethinking @src in the context of chaining rules)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 13:43:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4783C449.4090409@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

[NEW THREAD WITH MORE SPECIFIC TITLE]
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<div about="#me" rel="foaf:knows">
   <div resource="#ben" />
   <div resource="#mark" />
</div>
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<#me> foaf:knows <#ben> .
<#me> foaf:knows <#mark> .
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Mark Birbeck wrote:
> In my model these triples would be generated, but both Ivan and Ben
> are against this.

Right, so it looks like I agree with Mark on this issue. @resource and
@href should complete hanging rels. My stance is that if the author
doesn't want to have the rel apply to all of the href's under it, they
shouldn't place it at the top. Ben, was the statement that we "don't
want a bunch of triples being generated from everything off of a hanging
rel." the only argument against @resource/@href completing hanging rels?

For example:

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<div about="#me">I like
   <a href="#cookies">cookies</a> and know
   <a rel="foaf:knows" href="http://example.org/mark">Mark</a>, but not
   <a href="http://example.org/oprah">Oprah</a>.
</div>
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<#me> foaf:knows <http://example.org/mark> .
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-- manu

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